Fewer People May Vote By Mail Than Expected. That Could Mean Election Day ‘Chaos’

Two recent polls have found that only 35% of Americans say that they will vote by mail in the general election, down from 50% in May. This decrease has multiple causes, including President Trump’s consistent (and unfounded) claims that voting by mail is flawed and fraudulent, worries over the U.S. Post Service’s ability to deliver mail-in ballots on time, and Democratic accusations of intentional disenfranchisement. This recent trend away from mail voting has local election officials scared about the prospect of long lines and large crowds at polling sites on Election Day.

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